Associate in Applied Arts in Child Development

Delta College
United States
Associate Degree
Study mode
2 years
January August
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 20,703


Child development teachers work in a variety of settings providing care and guidance of young children. This includes concern for the mental, social, physical, and emotional growth and development of the child. As a child development teacher, you should be able to work under supervision and work cooperatively with other personnel. Each employee should gain the respect, confidence, and cooperation of children, maintain discipline, and enforce as well as deal with emergency situations calmly. Physically, you must maintain good health and be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Good vision and hearing are necessary as well as being able to lift up to 40 pounds. Applicants for child development positions are to be free of communicable diseases including a negative TB test. A DHS clearance for child abuse/neglect is required, as is a criminal background check.

Students learn supportive skills needed for positions as assistant teachers or teachers in early childhood education and care programs. The Associate in Applied Arts degree program will also stress leadership skills that are needed in a director position. Graduates of this degree program will also be qualified to apply for positions as lead teachers and center directors as well as apply for a license for their own child care business.

General Education Courses

  • College Composition
  • LWA Course
  • Humanities Electives
  • Science Electives¬†

Core Courses

  • Infant/Toddler Development
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Learning Center Activities
  • Child Guidance Strategies
  • Introductory Community Practicum
  • Diversity and Families in Early Childhood Education
  • Student Teaching Practicum
  • Child Care Program Management
  • Education of the Exceptional Child
  • HeartSaver First Aid with CPR
  • General Psychology
  • Child Psychology

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